Compeer awards rural grants

The Fund for Rural America’s General Use Grant Program from Compeer Financial has awarded a total of $228,340 in grants, according to a release from the company. The general use grants will fund initiatives and organizations whose work enriches agriculture and rural America. Locally, Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, REAP Food Group, Rooted WI Inc., and Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin will receive funds. Thirty-four grants given from the program directly impact the lives of over 828,000 people, including farmers, youth, high school students, and people facing food insecurity. Since the program was established in 2018, the fund has awarded 335 general use grants, totaling over $1.9 million.